StormyWeather, you need to brush up on your reading comprehension. My post was that I had a FRIEND who used FMLA. And to everyone calling bullshit, how about you ask for the whole story before jumping on someone? I didn't feel like going into the whole sordid story about her working the system, so cool your jets! Yes, one can (and DID) use her FMLA and was off work for two years. This is the same friend who decided after fifteen years that I wasn't her friend anymore, and ended up leaving her husband and moving 800 miles away to be with a guy she met online. Yeah, she has issues. Damn, but you people are a hot mess!